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Julia Beach Phelps

Other Name:
Julia Beach
August 6, 1793
October 17, 1877
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Hartford, CT
New York, NY
South Windsor, CT
Bloomfield, CT
Hoosick Falls, NY
Walter R. Phelps (June 10, 1810)
Biographical Notes:
Julia Beach Phelps, daughter of Ebenezer Beach and Lucy Steele Beach, was born August 6, 1793. Around the year 1805 Julia may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy. On June 10, 1810 she married Walter R. Phelps of Windsor, Connecticut. Julia and her husband Walter had twelve children during their marriage (one of which attended the Litchfield Female Academy), and resided in both Connecticut and New York. Julia passed away on October 17, 1877.

Years at LFA:

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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